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harder under speaker boehner who has said -- and i quote -- "i don't feel comfortable scheduling any controversial legislation unless i know we have the votes on our side first." which sounds like he's saying he has to be able to produce a majority of the house out of just the republican caucus before bringing a bill. but whether it's the original hastert rule requiring a majority of the majority before they'll even bring a bill to the floor or what appears to be the boehner rule that they have to have the votes on our side first -- end quote -- it is a rule of obstruction. there are somewhere between 50 and 60 members of the house republican tea party caucus and a whole bunch more house republicans who are scared of the tea party and scared of what might happen to them if they get a tea party primary challenger. so getting a majority of his party together for anything reasonable is a challenge for speaker boehner. house republicans could not get a majority of their conference to support a highway bill. so the hastert rule kicked in, and there was no house highway bill. none. couldn'
create the legacy. earlier this week, as you probably know, speaker boehner spoke on society saying the obama administration wants to, quote, annihilate the republican party, and shove it in, quote, the dust pan of history. do you agree with that interpretation of obama's inaugural address? >> i believe that republicans and democrats both have the design to try to become dominant, and so the republicans would certainly like to decrease the power of the democratic party and the democratic party would like to decrease the power of the republican party. that's what politics works, and maybe speaker boehner, because he gets bossed around by fellow republicans, maybe he's a little sensitive to those comments. >> let me ask you about your role, talking about helping create a legacy. you've been involved in philanthropy. do you have plans for 2014 congressional cycle, sir? >> well, no i'm not running if that's what you mean. [laughter] >> i mean -- >> [inaudible] >> take a filing break now. >> i very, very much want to be involved in helping those senators and congressmen and women who can
with somehow detect good his class author, targeting the wealthy from our taxes. speaker of the house boehner states that the president backed away from the great compromise on raising the debt limit. in an article in "the new york times" magazine tends to support that charge. in a recent book by bob woodward paints a picture of obama standing for against boehner in the negotiation. as the requirement for major legislation approaches and appears even more rigid positions are being forecast for the next congress, it will take an unusually skillful second term president to deliver solutions to the financial problems facing the nation. if the task rests on the shoulders of barack obama, would emulate wilson who would not compromise or will he be like eisenhower, reagan, clinton and even washington who figured out how to win against the odds to achieve the accommodation with congress he would need a lyndon johnson, took a nail, newt gingrich to a congress majority that would follow. what specifically would i recommend obama would do to avoid challenges of the second term. primarily he should appo
of the house of representatives. john boehner. senate marge majority reader harry reid ander drer rick cantor. [cheering and applause] [cheering and applause] [cheering and applause] ♪ ♪ [patriotic music playing] [cheering and applause] [chanting obama] ♪ ♪ [patriotic music playing] [cheering and applause] please be seated. ladies and gentlemen, the chairman of the joint congressional committee, the honorable charles e. schumer. [cheering and applause] mr. president, mr. vice president, members of congress, all who are present, and to all who are watching; welcome to the capitol app and the celebration of our great democracy. [applause] this is the 57th inauguration of an american president. and no matter how many times one witnesses this event, it's simplicity, the enate imaginety, and most of all, the meaning that sacred yet caution yet trusting of power from we the people to the chosen leader never fails to make one's heart beat faster as it will today with the inauguration of president president barack h. obama. [cheering and applause] now we know that we would not be here today w
to tears. but that's not a hard thing because he's like speaker john boehner. [laughter] but the important thing is that his words spread throughout great britain, especially the phrase even to the end. he threw a lifeline to the british people and they never forgot it. during that time he was in england, there was a period of six weeks that he stayed with subsequent visits to the country during the war. hopkins would stay with winston churchill's country house. clementine was famous for not being prone to get along with people that she did not know. he was very discriminating. but she got along famously with hopkins. he had a good sense of humor and she was amused by his constant complaints to her about it she long underwear. so he would be in the downstairs bathroom shivering in his long overcoat that was made of wool and his scarf and hat. working on his memos and cable. and she would mother him at night. he would be kept up well over night drinking brandy. she would put a hot water bottle between the sheets, which she did. and she was entranced by hopkins touch with her often grumpy hu
the boehner rule wouldn't not apply any more. there is a couple of things that guided the republicans in the last two years, or the last decade and that raises the flags for me. but i think it's not republicans that are looking for relevance. i think it's washington as a whole looking for relevance. we're running trillion dollar deficits. and for what would be the fifth straight year and the reality is s&p is downgraded us. they have sent the downgrade possibility sent notice. and we're still acting as if it's still 1995 or 2000 where we aren't running trillion dollar deficits. and but -- i hope it's not the case, but if in the meantime with all of these games as we move around the messaging and try to figure out resequencing and everything. if moon anies follows through the threat that america is not a credit rating -- worthy of aaa credit rating. that's the serious reality. you have the political reality and the economic real fip i hope it doesn't happen. i don't know how long question continue 0 to go on. i don't think we have ten years to actually somehow find a path to balance. i
. on saturday, july 30, 2011, 2 days before the debt limit deadline, i had dinner with sean boehner and saxby chambliss, who'd been close friends and serving together in the house. i share concerns with the speaker and he asked how i get to a better outcome. i couldn't give him a good answer. i had argued to my republicans the week before any default triggered by refusing to lift the debt ceiling really would be the best outcome if we could stick together in weather the storm. i was convinced her deficits had become so severe that are national credit rating would be downgraded anyway and economy to to flounder. the shock therapy of the fall could be a thing that we can congress. unless we stick together, it made little sense for me are new members to mount it, cause he mission to delay the vote and force you to follow. >> guest: first of all, ask yourself the question, when was the last time the debt limit was not increased? so do we have a tip in made in country? the answer to that is the reason were in trouble because we essentially dull. every time i pass that lets you basic, they get a ra
fought back against boehner, cantor and the tea party." is the showdown referring to any specific incident or just politics in general, mr. corn? >> guest: well, kind of both. the week is a we -- the book is a behind the scenes account of what happened in the white house after the november 2010 election when the republicans and the tea party really knocked barack obama for a loop and took control of the house. and then everything that happened after that. the tax cut deal, the big fights over the budget and the debt ceiling and deficit reduction, also the bin laden raid and what happened in egypt and libya. and so i'm looking at how obama made the decisions he made and took, why he took the actions he took in that very perilous time politically, but i also explain how this is all done in a way to set up the 2012 campaign that we just went through. he had a theory after he took that big hit in 2010, he had a theory that he could make the 2012 race a choice not just between him and mitt romney, but a choice between different ideologies, different approaches to government, between di
this week, as you probably know, speaker boehner spoke and said that the obama administration wants to, quote, annihilate the e republican party and shove it in, quote, the dust bin of history. do you agree with that interpretation of obama's inaugural address? >> i believe that republicans and democrats both have the design to try to become dominant, and so the republicans certainly would like to decrease the power of the democratic party, and the democratic party would like to decrease the power of the republican party. that's what, how politics works, and maybe speaker boehner because he gets buffetted around sometimes by his fellow republicans, he's maybe a little sensitive to those comments. [laughter] >> um, let me ask you about your role, you were talking about helping him create a legacy, you've been involve inside philanthropy. do you have plans for the 2014 congressional cycle, sir? >> well, no, i'm not running f that's what you mean. [laughter] >> i mean -- >> yeah -- >> you heard it here first. we'll take a filing break now. [laughter] >> i very much want to be involved in
tomorrow, the boehner ruled but not applied dollar for dollar cuts for the debt ceiling the guided republicans in the last two years or decades and every system that flags for me. i think it's not republicans that are looking for relatives. i think his washington as a whole looking for relevance. we're running trillion dollars deficit is and would be the fifth straight year. the reality is s&p's downgraded. midis has sent the notice and we are still at the nsa's it's still 1995 where we are running dollars deficit. i hope it's not the case, but in the meantime all these games trying to figure out we frequent the, america's sunday aaa -- worthy of aaa rating. that's the serious reality. i hope that doesn't happen, but i don't know how but we can continue to go on. i don't think we have 10 years to somehow find a path to balance. we need to move my quick read. our mission to assessed the question, is very ten-year balanced-budget proposal in their and i don't know the answer. we don't have the numbers from the cbo, but our leadership has to have committed to that, different answers f
, we want work in a bipartisan basis to we are encouraged that speaker boehner has specifically stated that he believes that comprehensive immigration reform is an issue that should be taken up by the house of representatives and the legislation passed by the president. we stand ready. we have finished our work and we have made significant progress sitting down with our colleagues in the house, both republicans and democrats, we will be sitting down with the president of the united states we can expedite this process. there is opposition in the senate to comprehensive immigration reform and there is some competition in the house. but i am confident the majority of both houses led by the president of united states who made this a major campaign issue, that we will succeed. but we are going to get everybody on board. >> [inaudible question] >> [inaudible question] >> let me call him john. well, one, as i have stated before the election, the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. we realize that in many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispan
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